Christopher Mitchell Speaks at FCC Gigabit Cities Workshop

Date: 2 Apr 2013 | posted in: information, Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As part of the FCC’s Gigabit Cities Challenge, the agency plans to host a series of workshops over the next several months. The workshops will focus on tools communities can use to expand connectivity, changing telecommunications policy, and will present … Read More

Moultrie City Manager Discusses Origins of CNS Network in Georgia for Community Broadband Bits Episode 39

Date: 26 Mar 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Mike Scott, City Manager of Moultrie in Georgia, joins us for Episode #39 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast to share the origins of the Community Network Services (CNS) network that joins four towns in four counties in rural southwest … Read More

Open Access Network in Mount Vernon, Washington Created More Jobs and Government Savings

Date: 21 Mar 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Mount Vernon, Washington, started building their own fiber optic network in 1995 and over the past 18 years have continued to add incrementally. While the network started as a way to connect a few municipal facilities, it has since expanded … Read More

In Georgia, Monroe Muni Network Created Jobs, Lowered Bills

Date: 15 Mar 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As we monitored Georgia’s HB 282, a bill to limit the capacity of local governments to invest in Internet networks that spur economic development, we learned of many existing networks that have helped communities to thrive. Brian Thompson, Director of … Read More

ILSR Releases New Public Savings Fact Sheet

Date: 29 Nov 2012 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This new resource shares real world examples of public savings directly connected to municipal networks. Publicly owned broadband networks provide opportunities for local savings to taxpayers. Local and regional governments find new and unexpected ways to cut costs when they … Read More

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